Chemistry, Master Programme

120 credits

This degree provides an excellent basis for those wishing to pursue PhD studies, or for those aiming for work in the biotechnology, chemical, food or pharmaceutical industries. The degree program commences with a 10 week introductory course on research methodology, which is followed by four or five ten week blocks where you have the choice of studying subjects such as bioanalytical chemistry and food analysis, biophysical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biotechnology, environmental chemistry and nanoscience. The degree program is completed with a either a 30 or 20 week research project run within one of the research groups in Kalmar.

A Master´s Degree in Chemistry paves the way for a career in research or industry. We provide individually-tailored degree programmes that include extensive experience working in research laboratories and with state-of-the-art equipment. Many previous graduates have been successful in competing for PhD studentships at universities around the globe, and others have entered into successful careers in industry.

Career

The master of chemistry degree from Linnaeus University prepares you to meet society's and academia's needs for competence in chemistry. Our past students now work in chemistry related positions either in academic research studies, e.g. PhD studies, or in industry.

Degree

Master of Science (60 credits/120 credits). Main field of study: Chemistry

Selection

The individual assessment is based on the applicant’s previous studies, subject knowledge and ability to communicate. Interviews will be conducted with relevant applicants.

Kalmar – the student city by the sea

In Kalmar centre, right next to the sea, you will find the university’s facilities that were inaugurated in August 2021. In Kalmar, everything is nearby, and you can take your bicycle to the university regardless of where you live in the city.

New students have housing guarantee. This means that you are entitled to student accommodation within two months. This is one of the reasons for Kalmar being appointed Student City of the Year 2023 by the Swedish National Union of Students. Kalmar has also received the award because the city offers students an excellent living environment. What is more, the city works actively to create opportunities for students to stay in Kalmar to work when they have completed their studies.

Kalmar municipality has about 70 000 inhabitants. Kalmar has a strong trade and industry with many companies that are on the forefront in green energy, e-commerce, and eHealth, which means there is good opportunity to establish contacts for your future work life.

Kalmar has a cultural history centre and has been named Sweden’s Summer City several times. No wonder, with all the hours of sun, beaches and concerts. What is more, the island of Öland is just one bridge away.

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